Siberian Ginseng supplement is one of the five potent ingredients included in The Empowerment Pill. Each of these highly-absorbable adaptogenic plants and extracts have been chosen for the specific health benefits that they offer for women.
As an adaptogen, Siberian Ginseng helps the body to regain equilibrium when facing mental or physical stresses.
Siberian Ginseng Benefits
Siberian Ginseng’s health benefits have long been celebrated around the world, and it has been used to help treat a huge array of illnesses including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, and many others.
The reason we chose it for The Empowerment Pill are the specific benefits that it offers to women’s health, and in particular women dealing with symptoms of menopause.
Siberian Ginseng Supplement and Menopause
Present in Siberian Ginseng, the active chemical compounds eleutherosides are known to bind to estrogen receptors, which are believed to help with the effects of estrogen withdrawal during menopause.
There is also evidence to suggest that it can help with sexual desire, which often declines during menopause.
Siberian Ginseng and the Immune System
The decrease in estrogen and progesterone that occurs in the body during menopause can have a detrimental effect on the immune system. This can cause women to feel even more tired and run down, and make them more susceptible to infections like cold and flu.
Siberian Ginseng has traditionally been used in Eastern countries as a preventative for colds and flu. It has been shown to have antiviral properties, which mean it can be effective in helping the body to fight off certain infections.
Studies into its effects on the immune system are ongoing, but it has been seen to reduce the severity and duration of colds in people who took it within 72 hours of symptoms starting. A separate study found that after 4 weeks of taking Siberian Ginseng supplements, T-cell production was increased in healthy people, which could indicate a strengthened immune system.
There has been a great deal of research into the effectiveness of Siberian Ginseng when it comes to improving energy levels. Studies have shown1 that just 8 weeks of taking Siberian Ginseng supplement was enough to improve endurance levels, decrease blood glucose levels, and elevate cardiovascular function. This is really significant, because it shows how Siberian Ginseng can help to improve fitness.
Another study in mice showed that Siberian Ginseng provided significant anti-fatigue properties, meaning the mice took longer to become exhausted. The study concluded that “eleutherosides possess the potent abilities to alleviate fatigue both in physical and mental fatigue.”2
Siberian Ginseng stimulates energising enzymes produced by the adrenal glands, helping to combat the symptoms of low energy and fatigue.
Chronic stress can cause a condition known as adrenal fatigue. When your body spends extended periods in the ‘fight or flight’ state, the adrenal glands can effectively burn out. The symptoms of this condition include fatigue, brain fog, and poor mood regulation. Siberian Ginseng supplement helps to strengthen the adrenal glands, and is therefore important for those experiencing chronic stress.
Additionally, although it is not fully understood why at present, Siberian Ginseng is known to increase norepinephrine and dopamine in the parts of the brain responsible for managing stress. This is likely why the supplement has traditionally been credited with having a calming effect.
Edema (also referred to as ‘water retention’, or bloating) is common in both perimenopause and menopause. The effects of erratic hormone production on various processes cause the body to retain water and bloat, which can range from annoying to painful. This is the source of some of the menopause weight gain that many women experience, and can be a source of distress for those struggling with the way their physical appearance is changing.
Siberian Ginseng has been shown to have strong anti-edema properties. An article3 published in 2016 reported on a study that saw significant reduction of edema in the lower limbs only a few hours after ingesting Siberian Ginseng. It does this by promoting lymphatic function.